Support for simple option strategies for ED futures

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by cborjon, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. cborjon


    Does anyone out there trade simple option strategies for Eurodollar futures? Is there a broker out there that can handle packaged orders?

    I am not talking complex multi-leg combinations. I am just taking about simple call spreads or put spreads (verticals not even a butterfly or condor). Example: Buy EDU8 97.75 call vs. Sell the EDU8 98.00 call.

    Or how about just doing a TUT spread (2yr t-note future vs 10yr t-note future). Legging these trades can be painful and cost ineffective.

    I use IB and simple call spreads (verticals) used to work. You can still construct them, but they do not execute. They have been looking into this for over two months now....customer service is lacking. Is there another broker I should look at?
  2. You sometimes need to escalate to higher authority at IB (or other brokers). Try sending PM to IB Salvatore. I think he would want to hear from you, rather than lose a customer to the competition.